Poll: Young people see online slurs as just joking

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | 8:28 a.m. CDT; updated 9:46 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WASHINGTON — Is it ever OK to tweet that a girl's a "slut"? How about using an offensive name for gays on Facebook? Or texting a racial slur? Most young people think it's all right when friends are joking around with each other, according to a new poll.